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Plans for new Adams County jail inch forward

Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 9:42 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - A project that’s been a long time coming is inching closer to its construction date. What was originally supposed to be both a jail and justice center in Adams county was decided by the commissioners to be moved down to only a jail after encountering a number of budget issues.

More recently, they were able to get some pieces to the project set in stone as a few of their larger building material costs and providers were now locked in place.

“The roof membrane — which is hard to get ahold of, we got that with a local contractor and they were the low bidder,” said Dale Curtis, county commissioner and head of the project. “And then the walls and the roof — the hollow quarter slabs, we had to go with the second highest bidder in order to get them delivered by March.”

Curtis said March was when they planned to break ground for the new facility.

He added, the drawing for what the jail will look like is scheduled to be published on the city of Hastings website sometime Wednesday afternoon.

The county commissioners are inviting the public to get any questions they had about the project answered by their architects at their December 21st meeting.

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